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Capt Richard Jacques (1704, Newbury, Massachusetts – 1745, Louisbourg, Cape Breton); during Father Rale's War he killed Father Sébastien Rale in the Battle of Norridgewock. Jacques was the son-in-law of the leader of the expedition Johnson Harmon.[1] Jacques married Harmon's daughter five months before they served together at Norridgewock.[2] He settled in Harpswell, Maine at Merriconeag Neck (1727). He served in the Siege of Louisbourg (1745).[3][4][5][6][7][8] He was the commander of the 8th Company of the Second Massachusetts Regiment under Samuel Waldo.[9] Family oral tradition indicated that he returned from Louisbourg and died in battle in Maine.[10] The contemporaneous sources indicate that he did not return from Louisbourg. On May 18, Mi'kmaw forces killed Capt. Jacques during the Siege of Louisbourg (1745).[11][12]



  1. "The Harmon genealogy, comprising all branches in New England". p. 140. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  2. Harmon Geneaology. MARY HARMON (Col. Johnson, John, James), b. Mar. 23, 1704–05, York, Me., m. 1st, April 23, 1724, Lieut. Richard Jacques, of Newbury, Mass. Richard Jacques, son-in-law of Col. Johnson Harmon, personally killed Father Sebastian Raise', in the expedition against the Indians at Norridgewock. Me., in 1724. Harmon and Jacques moved to Harpswell. Me. in 1727. (See)
  3. Burrage, Henry S. (1910). Maine at Louisburg in 1745. Augusta, Maine: Burleigh & Flynt. p. 64. 
  4. Kingsbury, H.D.; Deyo, S.L. (1892). Illustrated History of Kennebec County, Maine; 1625-1799-1892. H.W. Blake & Company. p. 62. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  5. Eames, S. (2011). Rustic Warriors: Warfare and the Provincial Soldier on the New England Frontier, 1689-1748. NYU Press. p. 196. ISBN 9780814722879. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 47. New England Historic Genealogical Society. 1893. p. 483. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  7. Sylvester, H.M. (2013). Indian Wars of New England. 3. Heritage Books. p. 612. ISBN 9780788410796. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  8. Waters, H.F.G.; New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff (1994). The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Volume 24 1870. Heritage Books. p. 370. ISBN 9780788400711. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  9. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 25. New England Historic Genealogical Society. 1871. p. 257. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  10. Baxter, J.P. (1894). The Pioneers of New France in New England, with Contemporary Letters and Documents. J. Munsell's sons. p. 242. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  11. "Diary kept by Lieut. Dudley Bradstreet of Groton, Mass., during the siege of Louisburg. April, 1745 – January, 1746". p. 13. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  12. Lincoln, Charles Henry, ed (1911). "The Journal of Sir William Pepperrell kept during the Expedition Against Louisbourg, Mar. 24 - Aug. 22, 1745". Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. New Series. XX. Worcester, Massachusetts. 
  13. Wheeler, G.A. (1878). History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine: Including the Ancient Territory Known as Pejepscot. A. Mudge & sons, printers. p. 86. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  14. "Island Map".,-70.00587,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cad7bfb6118d14f:0xbd8afeb9a0aa9f26!8m2!3d43.7366927!4d-69.9940654. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 

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